The epic journey of a sibling pair as they trek 2,181 miles from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachia Trail.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Final Count Down!

Time to ship out!  Jarrod and Becca will be hopping on a plane with our parents and heading down to Georgia so that they can hit the Appalachian Trail on March 21st, 2011!  (That is 3-21-11.  Easy enough to remember, huh?)  Their bags are packed and their coarse is set.  I have a list of all their mail drop spots from Georgia to Maine and when they expect to hit those sites.  If anyone is interested in sending them some love via snail mail (which will probably have to be overnighted to the mail drop), I would be happy to share those addresses and dates.

Additionally, we have created a special email account just for the hike.  This can be used to connect with Jarrod, Becca, and me on all things hike-related.  That email is  

Here are a few pictures of Jarrod and Becca's final days in civilization!

                                                          Final bites of "real" food!

                        Loading up in the hotel room.  Last time in a real bed for the next 4 months!

                                                     Becca's practice run to set up the tent.

                                   There were some difficulties in lighting the Pocket Rocket stove...
                but I'm sure Jarrod will have all the kinks worked out by the time they are on the trail.

                                                              Becca loads her pack!

       Dad, Becca, Jarrod, and Mom together once more before the kids turn into mountain children!

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